School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

Social Policy and Law with Sandwich placement

BA (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

The BA (Hons) Law and Social Policy course aims to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of legal aspects and implications of social policy affecting today’s society, the theories and their strategic applications operating within a changing global environment.

The BA (Hons) Law and Social Policy course aims to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of legal aspects and implications of social policy affecting today’s society, the theories and their strategic applications operating within a changing global environment.

Why choose this course?

The BA (Hons) Law and Social Policy course aims to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of legal aspects and implications of social policy affecting today’s society, the theories and their strategic applications operating within a changing global environment. Through the use of a wide range of concepts, approaches and learning techniques the course intends to equip students with a range of personal and intellectual skills and an awareness in preparation for a career within this sphere with the added legal knowledge to enhance their abilities within this chosen area of employment.

What happens on the course?

Sandwich Year

You will have the opportunity to undertake a 40 credit placement at Level 5 of study.

5LW022 Supervised Work Experience (40 Credits)

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The diverse nature of the degree means that graduates enter a range of occupations including: Legal Executive, Police, Trading Standards, Welfare  Advice, Health & Safety, Personnel, Accountant, Local Authority, Civil Service etc.,

Many of our graduates have gone on to become lawyers, although as well as the list above, you could also consider careers in banking, finance, insurance or work in public and private sector management.
 
It is possible to continue your studies through post-graduate courses related to Law or Social Policy.

 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Studying Law and Social Policy gives students an excellent opportunity to gain an indepth knowledge of the legal system alongside a clear understanding of a range of social issues and problems that shape wider society.  

Mooting and other legal skills competitions provide the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a lawyer.  Also, a purpose built courtroom gives you a taste of life in a real court. with purpose-built legal equipment and special acoustics.
 
There are also regular visits to The Inns of Court, Houses of Parliament as well as career talks from local firms, police, and other relevant organisations.

 

As a graduate of this course you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Be able to reflect on and understand social, political and cultural diversity.
  2. Gain knowledge of the legal system studied, including familiarity with its institutions and procedures and an understanding of how law fits together and operates in comparable jurisdictions.
  3. Be able to apply a critical approach to methods, enquiry and evaluation in a social policy context.
  4. Be able to evaluate law both independently in terms of doctrinal coherence and in relation to other policy perspectives which have been taught specifically
  5. Be able to act independently in planning and managing tasks with limited guidance in areas which they have studied and will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use of ICT and engage with blended and technology supported learning.
  6. Be able to apply social policy theories to analyse social needs and policy outcomes

 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Sandwich £9250 per year 2020-21
International Sandwich £12000 per year 2019-20
International Sandwich £12250 per year 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2019 Entry

  • ‘A’ levels at grades BBC - CCC
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM
  • BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences guarantees entry on to this course

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course

 

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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